Issues Online
Feb  Mar  Apr  May
Search Tips

Narrow your search results by using '&' or 'AND' between keywords

Use quotes to search for phrases such headlines eg. "this is the headline"

Also try a Google search of our site

Restreignez et centralisez votre recherche en utilisant “&” ou “ET” entre les mots”

Utilisez les guillemets pour rechercher des expressions et titres précis, par exemple. "c'est le titre"

Utilisez aussi l’outil de recherche Google pour notre site.


New tax credit in Quebec encourages home renovations

(NC) With the prices of homes continuing to be on the rise, many people are choosing to renovate rather than move. In many situations, it can be less expensive than purchasing a new home and with new programs such as Quebec's EcoRenov tax credit rebate, a reno may not cost as much as you think.

Insulation is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to conserve energy. Many spaces in a home can be sources of energy loss, and with homes aging, insulation can sag over time. At the top of the new EcoRenov program is the recommendation to insulate the roof, exterior walls, foundations and exposed floors.

By insulating or upgrading this aspect of your home, you can expect to see savings on your heating and cooling costs. Under the EcoRenov program, the choice of insulation is imperative to receiving the tax credit. The specifications require you to select an insulation that has low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and those that are certified Greenguard, or an EcoLogo environmental choice.

Industry experts suggest looking at insulations that meet the criteria of the EcoRenov program, but that also offer added benefits. The best on the market are fire resistant, water repellent, resistant to mold, mildew, rot and bacterial growth, and are made from natural stone and recycled material. Retailers tell us that a widely available product that offers all of these added benefits is Roxul mineral wool insulation. This highly efficient material (which includes ComfortBatt and Safe n' Sound insulation) is also a popular contractor choice since it is easy to work with, does not sag over time and will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Homeowners interested in learning more about the new Quebec tax credit program may visit

Word count: 284

Terms of Use

Articles are provided free of charge. Articles appearing on web sites, must credit Articles appearing in Print, must credit News Canada with (NC) at beginning of an article or – News Canada at the end. Any source/sponsor of the information quoted in the text must also be identified as presented. Images are only to be used with corresponding editorial copy. Usage of News Canada articles constitutes your acceptance of these terms and an agreement between you and News Canada.

Image Instructions - Note: Illegal to use without News Canada editorial.

To open/download image(s) used in this article, please click the following links:

Click here for image file: «80400H.jpg»